Novel antiprotozoal naphthoquinones having the general formula ##STR1## (wherein either R.sup.1 is hydrogen and R.sup.2 is selected from C.sub.1-6 alkoxy, aralkoxy, C.sub.1-6 alkyl-C.sub.1-6 alkoxy, phenyl substituted by one or two groups selected from halogen and C.sub.1-6 alkyl, halogen and perhalo-C.sub.1-6 alkyl; or R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are both C.sub.1-6 alkyl or phenyl; and n is 0 or 1) and salt thereof. The compounds of formula (I) are useful for the treatment or prophylaxis of protozoal diseases including malaria, theileriosis and coccidiosis. Various processes for preparing compounds of formula (I) are described.
Hudson; Alan T. (Sevenoaks, GB), Randall; Anthony W. (Hayes, GB)
Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Research Triangle Park, NC)
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